What we can support
Anzac Centenary grants can help communities share and record their stories and experiences of the First World War.
Between 2014 and 2018, Australia commemorates 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary is an opportunity to remember the contribution of the original Anzacs, and all Australian service personnel, in war and peace keeping efforts.
These grants are offered during the Centenary period.
What we can support:
- History projects
- Documented research
- Oral histories
- Interpretation of images, artefacts and exhibitions
The above areas of support may focus on different aspects of WA War history, for example; Aboriginal service men and women, post-war migration to WA, prisoners of War from WA or the impact of war on women.
What we look for:
- Benefit of the project to the Western Australian community
- Evidence of historical integrity and significance
- Evidence of broader community interest in the project
- Planning that indicates that the project will be completed within the Anzac Centenary commemoration period (2014 – 2018)
- Evidence of consultation with relevant stakeholders and community support
- Adherence with conservation practices and standards (if applicable)
Documents we need:
- A completed Lotterywest Grant Application Form
- Your latest Annual Report if you have one, or AGM minutes if you don’t and the most recent audited financial statements
- A copy of your Constitution
- Two written quotes for items over $3,000; a written estimate, advertised price, or one written quote for items under $3,000 (low value, miscellaneous items can be grouped together to $1,000)
- A project budget (including salary costs)
- A draft manuscript and plan for the materials preservation and archiving (if relevant)
If your grant application is for an event we will also need the following:
- An overview of the event program
- A project budget (that points out what Lotterywest support is requested for)
- An event management plan including your risk management strategy, and evaluation plan (relative to the size and nature of the event)
If your group is unincorporated, there are other things we need from you. Please refer to what we need.
- Engaging others Resource Kit
- Managing assets Resource Kit
- Planning Resource Kit
- FAQ’s and handy hints
- Department of Veterans Affairs - for information on the Anzac Centenary and to seek approval to use the word 'Anzac' or the Anzac Centenary logo.
- RSL Western Australia State Branch - for information on commemoration activities during the Centenary and advice on following appropriate protocols.
- Museums Australia (WA)
- National Trust of WA
- Professional Historians Association (WA)
- Your local Government Authority
- Your local historical society
External websites (events):
- Special Events - A Managed Approach - Eventscorp
- Planning a Safe Public Event: Practical Guidelines - Australian Government Attorney General's Department
External websites (heritage services)
inContact - Online directory of businesses offering heritage services in WA.
Legal Deposit in Western Australia
Under the Legal Deposit Regulations 2013, publishers are required to deposit copies of their publications with the State Library of Western Australia. This system of Legal Deposit ensures that works of authors and publishers will be preserved for present and future generations.
The Regulations apply to publications published in Western Australia, by a person who is a resident of WA, or whose principle place of business is in WA. A publication is any work that has been made available to the public and can be in any format: a book, newspaper, journal, pamphlet, map, printed music, film, CD, DVD, computer disk or other device.
For more information, visit the State Library of Western Australia website